May 4, 2024, 3:19 PM

Pro-Palestinian protests grow despite police crackdowns

Pro-Palestinian protests grow despite police crackdowns

TEHRAN, May 04 (MNA) – Despite a police crackdown on student protests in support of Palestine, demonstrations continue across the United States and in other places across the world.

In many universities across the US, pro-Palestinian rallies, sit-ins and police clampdowns on them have upended the final days of the school year.

More than 2,400 protesters have been arrested on campuses across the US to quell the largest student protests since the anti-Vietnam war protests in the 1960s and early 1970s, according to Al Jazeera.

Some universities have been forced to cancel their graduation ceremonies.

Across the Atlantic, police entered France’s prestigious Sciences Po university in Paris on Friday and removed student activists who had occupied its buildings overnight in protest against Israel’s war on Gaza.

In Berlin, German police broke up a pro-Palestinian demonstration at Humboldt University in central Berlin on the same day, arresting several protesters.

Pro-Palestinian protests have also spread across British universities as tent camps grow at universities in London, Manchester, Newcastle, Sheffield, Leeds, Warwick, Swansea and Bristol, according to local media.

Israel waged a genocidal war on the besieged Gaza on October 7 after the Palestinian Hamas Resistance group carried out a historic operation against the occupying entity in retaliation for the regime’s intensified atrocities against the Palestinian people.

Israel has imposed a complete siege on the densely populated territory, cutting off fuel, electricity, food, and water to the more than two million Palestinians living there.


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